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An Incredible blue hole off the north coast of #Jamaica

Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

There is an incredibleblue hole off the coast of Discovery Bay in St. Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. A blue hole is a cave or underwater sinkhole. They are also called vertical caves. There are many different blue holes around the world, typically in low-lying coastal regions.


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The blue hole sits just in front of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML), which is a facility of the University of the West Indies dedicated to supporting research and the teaching of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, hydrology and geography. The facility also seeks to apply the knowledge gleaned to the management of the natural resources in Jamaica’s coastal zone.

Aerial view of DBML

Located about 1 hour from the Montego Bay airport, the DBML is an excellent location for educational field trips, scientific research, seminars and workshops.